Archival Silences Working Group: Fictioning Archives
Tue, 3/2 · 4:30 pm · via Zoom
The third event in the Humanities Council series of webinars about inherent biases in archival practices, past and present. Organized by Kinohi Nishikawa (English) and Emma Sarconi (Special Collections), in the second year of the Archival Silences working group.
A Roundtable Conversation
March 2, 2020
Three award-winning writers reflect on their engagement with archival documents in bringing their work to fruition. Panelists consider how institutional gaps in the historical record can spur imaginative thinking and offer insight as to how archives themselves may be transformed by creative writing.
John Keene, Distinguished Professor of English and African American Studies and Chair of African American and African Studies, Rutgers University
TaraShea Nesbit, Assistant Professor of English, Miami University
Namwali Serpell, Professor of English, Harvard University
Zoom registration: https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KlWKL9qQRVm2L9Y9SpBVmQ
For more information, please contact organizers Emma Sarconi (Reference Librarian, Special Collections) firstname.lastname@example.org or Kinohi Nishikawa (English; African American Studies) email@example.com.